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Missing man and infant (update with photo) 01-22-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C14001824


Media Release (update with photo)

Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s help in locating a 7-month-old infant and her 34-year-old father from Pāhoa.

On Monday (January 20) at about 7:09 p.m., police received a report from a 37-year-old Pāhoa woman that her estranged husband had removed their infant daughter from the home of a relative, claiming that he was heading to Kona. He has not been seen since. The infant’s mother is concerned for the safety and well-being of her infant.

Eli Jonathan Evans is described as a Caucasian, about 6-foot-1 about 185-190 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. He may be operating a silver sedan but police have yet to confirm this information.

Jasmine is described as a Caucasian female with blond hair and blue eyes, about 24-26 inches long and about 15 pounds.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section and Juvenile Aid Section are continuing this investigation, which is currently classified as a missing persons case.

Police ask anyone who may know the whereabouts of either Jasmine or her father Eli to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Clarence Davies of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 961-2384 or cdavies@co.hawaii.hi.us or Detective Jefferson Grantz at 961-8810 or jgrantz@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.